Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A magical, mystical Monkey whose golden sole glows with the wisdom of the ages. This radiant ale is rich in the spirited tradition of Belgian-inspired brewing. Our Golden Monkey is both playfully delightful and profoundly satisfying. Exotic spice from the East rounds out this global journey to joy. Get on board. This Monkey's bound for glory!

Added by purplehops on 09-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,636
Reviews:
1,793
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
15.05%
 
 
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161
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1,628
For Trade:
8
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet, best by date of Oct 2014. This pours a light golden color with a smaller white head. The smells are of belgian yeast esters, bananna, clove, spices, pepper and sweet malts. The feel is medium and high carbonation. The taste is pretty good, a little pepper and spices, some alcohol burn and a nice dry after flavor, not the best triple but great for the price.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour gives us a resilient fizzy, two finger head, crowning a bubbly, dark straw colored brew. A whiff reveals notes of clove, sweet citrus, and a nice balance of malts and hops. As we taste it begins with a spiced bitterness that quickly flattens out to a surprisingly dominant hop flavor. There are also some well masked fruity notes, maybe mango or something else tropical. It is moderately creamy, but not coating. It actually leaves the mouth a bit dry with an astringent aspect wiping out any trace of an aftertaste. The high abv and heavy carbonation make you want to take your time with this one.

Overall, this is not a bad brew. As huge fans of Tripels, this does not disappoint, but it certainly is different than more traditional Belgian varieties.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, dated best by Feb 2013, so it's 8 months old.

color is a hazy orangish straw color. nice bright white head. decent lacing.
smell is out of wheat, with herbal spice aroma. tastes is again wheaty, with big yeast flavor. same spices are in the taste, but can't quite identify, but tasty.

crisp mouthfeel, higher carbonation. clean. it's got high drinkabibilty for it's strength.

gonna throw a couple in the cellar and see about that "best by" date.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.72 out of 5 based on 5,636 ratings.
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